Edinburgh Summer School 2024

Sustainable Futures in Biological and Environmental Sciences 

Are you passionate about interactions between humans and the natural world? Are you concerned about our impact on the planet? Our world is suffering from: rapid climate change; overexploitation of natural resources and the degradation of habitats.

This course will introduce you to some of the greatest challenges facing our planet, and to opportunities to meet these challenges.

Biologists study all life forms on Earth and are interested in how these are impacted by human activities. Environmental scientists study physical, chemical and biological processes to understand the natural environment and how it is changing. It is vital that biologists and environmental scientists work together to manage changing environments for a more sustainable future

Key information


Subject STEM
Course teacher Margaret Graham, Dr James Watt and Dr Virginia Echavarri-Bravo
Credit level SCQF Level 8 (Year 1 Undergraduate)
Credits 10 SCQF (Find out more about studying for credit here)

Our credit-bearing courses are only available to applicants aged 18 years or over.

Applicants should have at least 1 year of undergraduate study experience in science, engineering or mathematics.

Language requirements

Applicants should meet the minimum English language requirements in order to fully benefit from, and engage with, Summer School courses. Your English language ability must be equivalent to, or above, 6.5 IELTS overall with 5.5 in each component.

Device requirements Course materials will be delivered via the University of Edinburgh's Virtual Learning Environment. To access these materials, you will require a suitable device, such as a laptop or tablet. 
Teaching location King's Buildings Campus
Dates 01 July - 12 July 2024
Length 2 weeks
Contact hours 30
Course fee £1995
Application deadline 20 May 2024 (17:00 - BST)



Sustainable Futures in Biological and Environmental Sciences 

Subject area: STEM